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S (SCRIPTURE): Mark 1:37
When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
O (OBSERVATION): Because of the recent power and healing Jesus displays, people are looking for Jesus.
A (APPLICATION): The search for meaning in life often comes down to what people are looking for. My Generation (25-40 year olds) probably have embraced the search for meaning more so than other generations in recent past. The push back against established and traditional ties of meaning has something to do with it but more importantly, the things we find meaningful to our parents and other generations may or may not remain true for us.
I've heard a lot of people talk about how 'they like Jesus but don't like the church.' It is to say they appreciate Jesus but can't see Him in the institution. It doesn't help that the institution of the church has rallied around asking people if they have 'found Jesus as their Lord and savior.'
Seeking Jesus is seeking the relationship of healing and God's presence.
P (PRAYER): Come Lord, Jesus. Everyone is looking for you.